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this community. we love this park dearly and they all had thoughts and ideas and they wanted to bring their own creativity and their personality to bear on the design. what you see is what the community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility that goes along with what is going to be an exciting park. - >> and it's a tradition every year that our mayor speaks as this fire department and shares his vision of san francisco and looking at some of the priorities so we've dmltd mayor lee to have you been us. i'm not going to go through his
bio i want to thank him for working so trierls less and is growing those jobs. may i mayor lee if you'll come up here i have something from irish it says team port i'm not sure what that's about maybe you can share >> well team port urging to have to approve user at the america's cup. thank you for that efficient introduction. good morning, everybody. to shepherd mulling apprentice listen and thank you for the lights they help me to find my socks in the morning thank you. the elected here and to join with argue business
community and our folks. i recognize a lot of facts you've been working with us in a constant way and i appreciate that. we have to work better we have to continue working with our business community that's the way our city is and becomes for successful. well, today, we're talking about planning a successful future together. sometimes, it's not it's really what we don't forecast or anticipate that calls us together and calls us for tax. i so want to begin with recognizing the rim fire that grew to be california's third biggest wild tire and talented our region or the asian crash that happened at san francisco. we saw our first responders.
i'm very proud of our cities rapid response that protected our water and power system and recognized those police and fire and the staff at the general hospital or the san francisco public utilities commission our elementary medical family who are prepared for the necklaces disfavor to come. it's not if it's a matter of time when something like an earthquake will a happy and we need to keep strong relationships with evidentially and i want our birds back i stood on those grounds in new orleans and wondered why people didn't come back. you are welcome in this city you're a part of our lifeblood and be with us to rebuild in
case third degree anything happens and thank you for everyone that's sobered with the america's cup raises. we're seeing is final races maybe extended bus the september show down continues and really it's about delivering the race sz with thrill and breathtaking images of our bay and that's broadcasted all over the world. obviously we'd like it bigger but it's happening and i want to thank our community and many of us who have joined me to make n this possible. well, today, we're going to do a little look at all the facets we're aware of the visions and place before you some of the i
think incredible looks at the different corridors of our city. as you all know we're living in an extraordinary city this is an extraordinary time we're seeing is economic recovery and, of course, we've been talking about the cranes we in the the skylines but our residents are back to work. when i took office in john giraffe of 2011 our employment rates was over 11 passenger seat percent and today, it's 5 percent so between 2011 and 12 we netted over 12 thousand jobs it's not just one industry. its not just one we're seeing board based growth in every
sector that's beating the u.s. growth rate. it's not by pure luck over the past 2 1/2 years with we've build and stregd the economic infrastructure of the city. a key part of that economic infrastructure is how the city's engaged in our growth. as part of creating expensive area plans we asked residents labor and community and businesses to come together and envisions the future of the city and our neighborhood. those plans did more than determined where that would occur but examined how existing communities would grow. area plans laid the great work for new housing for san francisco families and spaces.
they identified transportation infrastructure and strapping and open space in order to demonstrate to thrive. the success of those plans can be seen in a number of places coming online and the vibrancy of our san francisco neighborhoods. this morning i'm going to take the opportunity to 34 show you how we're royal our cities vision of carefully planned development. the market and obamacare staff plan took on the change of connecting the neighborhood by the railroad it has a walkable community that met a board range of needs from a people to over a car movement. high quality development of
under utilized sites that encourages us to flourish. projects like 2001 market and obamacare staff yes, ma'am brarsz the scale and character andrew retail educational to shops. carefully planning almost 50 percent of the new opts will be affordable for low incomes while creating neighborhood with award winning architect. and moving down market neighborhoods it's needed to know that when you tweet today your tweeting with a homegrown company. that's kind of interesting. well central markets invades is
transforming into a place to live and work and play. the arts community is thriving in central market with ac t renovation of the historic strand and it opened a center for new music. similarly our business community as reindividualized like several comes like skier and date of birth i didn't and, of course, tweeter saw the potential and brought the workers to the neighborhood. we're creating more spaces for people to live. 3 projects alone will all add morning 1 thousand 4 hundred units of housing between van ness and market street. their expanding the corridor into central market set to open in 2014 it will bring an
additional 2 hundred and 50 square feet of retail. a few blocks down another project is almost completely built out it is ran a tlooif district that will include the mexican museum pblg to a unique private partnership. continuing into downtown it the springing up you overnight optimistic the trans bay center. we joined nancy pelosi to pour the concrete foundation that will keep pourp pouring for the next year and a half for the grand central station of the west thank you making sure maria thank you for your leadership
and sharing your progress. i want to recognize this project to our transit center. this will connect san francisco to the downtown expansion and to the rest of the state as high rail is connected. this project is a huge job creator 2 thousand 4 hundred construction jobs will already been created and this project will have created 8 thousand 3 hundred construction jobs and generate over 2 seven hundred thousand jobs. surrounding the trans bay is the district. more than any other area of the city this downtown area is expanding to provide sacrifice so far businesses inform grow in san francisco.
we need this space because 201123.6 mile square feet has been leased that's = have an opportunity of 4 pyramids. of the businesses that are choosing to relocate in our city we've got construction around the area and this incredible building will be the tallest on the west coast. the amen of new office space under the construction is simply unbelievable. one 81 fremont will be the taught it building in san francisco and it's set to be complete in early 2015 and if
you doy square 22 second street and this includes the tore it's 2.2 million square feet of new office space in downtown san francisco. the tuitions it quickly goes to the neighborhood of ring connecticut hill. everyone coming across the bay bridge is giving an up close look at one ring connecticut's second tower. right across the street ring connecticut green completed construction of their building in ermd park. the city is also creating new space to accommodate the needs of our bio tech industries. mission bay has become a wield
hub of bio technical innovation. uc san francisco is placing their crown jewel of their innovation 83 at bin i didn't hill medical center that will provide care to women and children. ic has acted as a nucleus bringing go together institutions including the department of the veterans affairs. and as robert will discuss later today, the va has plans for building on the success of our research facilities. now south of mission bay hunters shipyard will be an innovation district that will act as a test bed for the latest design in smart cities.
the navel shipyards closed we watched this lash gibberish but no more. after decades of planning and entitlement work this time next year 2 hundred and 47 home with 67 hundred imply residents will be built at the shipyard. simultaneously we'll be breaking ground for the total revitalization of alice areas folks will soon be living in save energy efficient housing. in fact, such a point is the importance of building and accelerating the development of new housing for people of all income levels. that's right. we're focused as much on
building new and affordable housing as on the resident towers that grab our headlines. that's why we're building affordable housing throughout the city and keeping pace with the market housing. you should, you know, this. as of all the housing units in the pipeline 24 percent of it will be performly affordable. as a city we're not going to pit one interest against another. market rate development doesn't harm the creation of affordable housing but one cannot exist without the other it's the investigator confidence in our city that our city has the opportunity to do great things. before i include with the discussion of the cranes for tomorrow i want to pause. first, as you know san francisco
in san francisco we don't undertake development for the sake of development we welcome development careful planned sustainable and in the right places because of the benefits it brings to our city and our entire region. we welcome new places to live by insuring we can attract the most people we can grow our economy and create the resources to make that an even reinforce city. we grow our reservoirs for beautiful parked and public health and all the other needs of our residents. of course, development also puts the buildings back to work. policies including local higher and a first source connects san franciscans with those new jobs. i have noublt this is a major
component in decreasing crime rates including 40 percent looiksz reduction in homicides in our great city. second in san francisco we welcome development as part of a partnership between the city and argue contractors and aeblths payroll the plans i showed this morning show providing development with vitality public infrastructure. we've asked for help from our development community in paying for development housing, new parks and save streets and you've responded well. whether it's paul or alison donating the park or the trans formation of the ymca or any
vermz who have agreed to help the districts. we'll keep asking for the papering partnership and i'm confident you'll come through. i know the city hadn't made it easy to build things but i've made it easier to streamline permits. and, yes, we're working with the fire department as well. we've at 25 planners example dictionary b i court staff and made a meaningless full start of sequa reform. well, now that our new vision of san francisco is becoming a realtor we should look at the developments to come. we've got plans that will
reshape downtown with the central corridor plan. this plan seeks to include growth along the subway to this new important transit line. two transformational projects are already fitting so what this vision. the first is 5 m at the fifth and a mission streets it had been a high tech canvas with a focus on arts and it will - the intersections for the arts and tech shop and yahoo. next, of course, is the expansion of moscone center it's the key place for our tourism economy. the city has taken on this project with creating more space
and more thanizing the building it will address much need public safety. did i mention we're keeping moscone in continues operation during the construction. well, the city is engaged in creating a new violation for our waterfront. 3 partnerships are focusing this discussion each looking at to recognize the project. pier 70 this is a 69 acre property in the dog patch neighborhood. it's operated a shipyard since the spanish american war. we have the preservation of 8 historic buildings. the plan incorporated o
incorporates new planning space to encourage the entrepreneurs to become markers. their ref worldwide claim that make sure they have a product worldwide market. the plan provides 15 acres of open space 2 and one half a million open space. and just up 3 street the promise is striking a similar balance providing public amenities including an 8 acre park while phil in the empty lot with office space and a retail. as you'll hear from jack bear the giant are thinking big on how to engage our community
that's the giant. you all know what's coming next the warriors arena. and we're blessed to have a world-class waterfront. it's x larter to have an exceptional project on piers thirty and 32. we're much more than this we have transformed over half the space so people can access and enjoy the by the way. wouldn't we like to see that than a crumpling parking lot that's there now walls off behind a fence. we're providing a new home for the san francisco fire boats and
creating imply infrastructure for taxis and crews ships. i can't wait to welcome the warriors back home to san francisco. each of those plans in our downtown or waterfront builds on the know how of early effort. in san francisco we're growing the right way. we're looking at to build our neighborhood and a economy and with our help we'll continue this track of success. i'll close with those final thoughts mayor is our economy the envy of most cities how can we make other cities part of the success. it's by each of you in this room to keep invest in our city in businesses and innovative ideas.
but also investing in our schools and in our community and in our neighborhoods and most importantly most importantly in our people. in particularly our young people. san francisco is the greater city in the world because we're deprives and innovative but we cannot be successful unless we work together on our critical challenges so i ask you to work with me help save city college. help us rebuild and reanything else our public housing no more poverty housing. help us invest in our schools with better education for our children and continue to help our young people. for those of you who helped in
our summer programs just two days ago we had a goal of 6 thousand not only did we get it done but we created and gave out and established 6 thousand 2 hundred jobs for our kids that's reach. now let me give you fair warning now that we've met our goal public-private partnerships like summer jobs plus is the way that our city succeeds. and in fact, we have a popcorn in the audience who can help us with the bike sharing program. so i know that supervisor wiener is probably out here in the
crowd somewhere and thank you for your leadership in expanding this program but your cities great success would be incomplete if we didn't help folks on the streets. if we work together we can move forward on really progress on homelessness. we'll sustain this economic recovery and extend our prosperity and we'll continue to build the economic and social structure for the city of tomorrow. thank you very much for your time
♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's hitsvery dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the sen consider was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium.
>> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong and arts can crafts. >> you can use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center, celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪